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How Will the New Tax Law Affect Homeowners in High Tax States? It Depends

New York Fed – Liberty Street Economics: “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) introduces significant changes to the federal income tax code for individuals and businesses. Several provisions of the new tax law are particularly significant for the owner‑occupied housing market. In this blog post, we compare the federal tax liability and… Continue Reading

GAO – Assessment Methodology for Economic Analysis

Assessment Methodology for Economic Analysis GAO-18-151SP: Published: Apr 10, 2018. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2018. “GAO identifies five key methodological elements to the baseline structure of an economic analysis: Objective and scope, Methodology, Analysis of effects, Transparency and Documentation. GAO’s assessment methodology evaluates each key element and provides an overall assessment based on the assessment… Continue Reading

JAMA Study – Sudden loss of wealth in middle or older age may be a risk factor for all-cause mortality.

Editorial – From Misfortune to Mortality – Sudden Loss of Wealth and Increased Risk of Death. Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD. JAMA. 2018;319(13):1327-1328. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3418. [First page preview is free] Original Investigation – Negative Wealth Shock and All-Cause Mortality. Lindsay R. Pool, PhD; Sarah A. Burgard, PhD; Belinda L. Needham, PhD; Michael R. Elliott, PhD; Kenneth… Continue Reading

Matt Taibbi – Can We Be Saved From Facebook?

Rolling Stone: “The social media giant has swallowed up the free press, become an unstoppable private spying operation and undermined democracy. Is it too late to stop it? “We shouldn’t be asking Facebook to fix the problem. We should be fixing Facebook. It’s our collective misfortune that this perhaps silliest-in-history supercorporation – a tossed-off hookup… Continue Reading

Nearly Half of Corporate Giants Escape IRS Audit in 2017

“The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that nationally there are now 616 corporate giants. These are companies that reported $20 billion or more in assets. As recently as FY 2010 virtually every (96%) corporate giant received an IRS audit. By FY 2016, this had fallen to only three out of four (76%). And last year,… Continue Reading

Paper – Advancing Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion

Advancing Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion January 2018 by Kathryn Imboden, Toronto Centre. Kathryn is a Policy Advisor at CGAP, focusing on financial inclusion work with global standard setting bodies. “Women’s inclusion in the usage of financial series is broadly recognized as a key driver of women’s participation in the economy and of household well-being, leading… Continue Reading

Experts explain blockchain initiatives and opportunities for research, digital rights management, peer review

“In this interview, Joris van Rossum (Director of Special Projects, Digital Science) and author of Blockchain for Research, and Martijn Roelandse (Head of Publishing Innovation, Springer Nature), discuss blockchain in scholarly communications, including the recently launched Peer Review Blockchain initiative…We’ve explored the possibilities and initiatives in a report published by Digital Science. The blockchain could… Continue Reading

International economic development – Principal Internet resources

ETTINGER, David. International economic development: Principal Internet resources. College & Research Libraries News, [S.l.], v. 79, n. 3, p. 144, feb. 2018. ISSN 2150-6698. Available at: <https://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/16905/18563>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2018. doi:https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.79.3.144. “From attempts to uplift millions of peoples from the throes of abject poverty and starvation to global assistance programs to benefit developing… Continue Reading

How private equity is gouging some of the country’s best-known corporate brands

The Real Retail Killer – “We are in the midst of a mass extinction in retail. Over the past five years, dozens of retailers—once the bedrock of malls across the country—have shuttered. The most recent victim was Toys ‘R’ Us, which announced it was going out of business last week, a collapse that could cost… Continue Reading

President Trump falls more than 200 spots on Forbes Billionaires List

Forbes: “Capitalism’s global conquest continues as entrepreneurs around the globe mint fortunes in everything from cryptocurrencies to telecom to bridal dresses. Forbes has pinned down a record 2,208 billionaires from 72 countries and territories including the first ever from Hungary and Zimbabwe. This elite group is worth $9.1 trillion, up 18% since last year. Their… Continue Reading

2017 Voting Record: Where They Stand on Financial Reform

Americans for Financial Reform: “The AFR Advocacy Fund has released its voting record for 2017, the first year of the 115th Congress. “Where They Stand on Financial Reform” (linked and attached) tracks more than 55 votes—including both legislation and nominations—that gave House members and Senators a choice: They could decide to stand up for consumers,… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Statistics Resources and Big Data 2018

Via LLRX – Statistics Resources and Big Data 2018 – Marcus Zillman’s new guide is a comprehensive resource for all researchers who require access to reliable and accurate publicly available statistics and big data sets that address diverse and timely subject matter. The resources included in this guide are developed and maintained by a range… Continue Reading